And then there are the other five Lipoproteins. LDL is one of these. Traditional practice treatment and recommendations is to get this LDL low... to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. ￼
And this approach has persisted for the past several decades. However, the problem is even when LDL is aggressively treated, People are still at significant risk for adverse cardiovascular events and death. ￼
As a group, these can be called non-HDL cholesterol. It is a more comprehensive measure then just LDL and a much stronger predictor of future cardiovascular events. And it’s supported by several more recent and large studies.
It’s also easy to calculate as it’s just your Total cholesterol minus your HDL cholesterol. And lower is better.